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The Patchwork Girl of Oz

Published 1914

L Frank Baum's film of his fairy tale "The Patchwork Girl of Oz"

Violet MacMillan...Ojo, a Munchkin Boy
Frank Moore...Unc Nunkie, Ojo's Guardian
Raymond Russell...Dr. Pipt, the Crooked Magician
Leontine Dranet...Margolotte, his wife, who makes the Patchwork Girl
Bobbie Gould...Jesseva, his daughter, betrothed to Danx
Marie Wayne...Jinjur, a Maid in the Emerald City
Richard Rosson...Danx, a Noble Munchkin (as Dick Rosson)
Frank Bristol...The Soldier with the Green Whiskers (Omby Amby)
Fred Woodward...The Woozy, a Quaintness / The Zoop, A Mystery / Mewel, who is Everybody's Friend
Todd Wright...The Wizard of Oz
Bert Glennon...The Scarecrow (as Herbert Glennon)
Hal Roach...The Cowardly Lion / Tottenhot (as Al Roach)
Andy Anderson...The Hungry Tiger
Jessie May Walsh...Ozma of Oz, the Ruler of the Emerald City
William Cook...The Royal Chamberlain

Produced by
L Frank Baum

Directed by
J Farrell MacDonald

Producer The Oz Film Manufacturing Co
Production Company The Oz Film Manufacturing Co
Audio/Visual silent, Black and White
Language English
Contact Information


Reviewer: I_h8_screen_names - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 5, 2014
Subject: The Patchwork Girl
This is a cute movie. There was no music at all on it when I watched.

Reviewer: judeblack, bbc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 1, 2014
Subject: A Ripping Good Time!
The actor playing the Patchwork Girl is Pierre Couderc or The Marvelous Couderc. Wikipedia says he was a French acrobat, actor, screenwriter and producer and that he also appeared in His Majesty The Scarecrow of Oz.

Mr. Couderc certainly deserves credit because he does a great job of bringing Scraps to life. In the books, she is never still, always getting into trouble, but truly kind and helpful. She's all that in this movie too.

The Woozy is also very well done; he looks exactly like John R. Neill's illustrations.

Thank you for posting this movie. It is a gem.
Reviewer: Dr M - - June 16, 2010
Subject: Greatful, but...
I'm really greatful to the poster for allowing us to see this film. I've wanted to see it for a long time, so it was a thrill to finally be able to enjoy it. However, as noted, the picture quality leaves a lot to be desired. If anyone can post this wonderful movie again in a more watchable form, I'm sure there would be a lot of greatful people out there, me included.
Reviewer: FP - favorite - December 17, 2008
Subject: Awful video compression artifacts
Whatever entertainment to be had from the film is demolished by the hugely artifacted video compression. The size of the file is no indicator of the quality in this instance. It looks horrible. I downloaded the .ogv.

Concerning the previous reviewer's comments about the music: I agree it's inappropriate. It consists of haphazardly-chosen NUTCRACKER excerpts for the most part, if memory serves. However, I don't think it's a synthesized orchestra. The audio compression is also bad, so that the squashing of the sound makes it flange/phase horribly, giving it an electronic edge.
Reviewer: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2008
Subject: Nice film
The music which has been added is both cheap, nasty and annoying, but the movie itself is a minor classic from 1914. Worth a watch, perhaps with Bach's organ music in the background instead of this synth-orchestra rubbish.

But as noted, the movie itself is VERY GOOD!
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